Our People
  • Amy snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Maramures, Romania, Wooden church of Barsana monastery

Ilona Farkas

My Favourite Countries

  • Romania

As a keen traveller, Ilona has travelled and worked in a number of roles around the world, but, always returned to Transylvania. After returning from her travels, she studied History and History of Arts.

She is a licensed tour guide since 2008 and carries out the tours in English, however, she also speaks Hungarian, Romanian, intermediate German, some Spanish and Italian.

She loves the untouched landscapes of Transylvania, and all the outdoor activities on offer here. From light hiking to mountaineering and rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding. She is also a keen astrologist and enjoys nothing more than watching the night skies, which are incredible in certain parts of Romania due to the lack of light pollution.

Steppes are looking forward to working with Ilona as our tour expert for our Romania group tour.

Moldovita orthodox church monastery, Moldavia, Bucovina, Romania
Bucovina, Romania

Romania – Northern Romania and the Carpathian Mountains

We are currently offering a £300 discount on this Romania Group Tour. Sell price was £3,495*, now £3,195.
*Please note the above price has had the reduction applied. Contact one of our team for full itinerary details. 
Get off the beaten track and explore northern Romania’s wonderful mountains, forests and large areas of rolling farmland forming the backdrop to many road journeys. 

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?

Why Steppes